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attitude. >> i think ultimately that's going to be some things that share can what he will have to be -- >> reporter: his p card is intended for small office expenses but since 2009shirakawa has reportedly racked up questionable expenses for meals, drinks, golf resorts, casino trips, air travel and contributions. although he paid back $5,000 in expenses exactly how much the taxpayers were billed and for what is unclear because shirakawa lost receipts. >> i too look forward to an explanation of why -- of why some of these expenses occurred. >> reporter: he left the meeting quickly and refused to talk to the media. >> you'll hear more from me in the future with.
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i'll turn it over at this point. >> reporter: and mr. shirakawa may soon be talking to a judge. cbs 5 confirmed that the district attorney is investigating him criminally in two areas, one for allegedly violating state campaign ethics laws as well as misuse of public funds. allen, in addition to that, he is facing potentially tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating state fair practices area, as well. >> thank you, len ramirez. freedom of expression versus public decency. that was the question before the san francisco board of supervisors as they voted on a public nudity ban in the city. joe vazquez is in san francisco with new rules on covering up. >> reporter: new rule, no
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nudity. it was a close vote. 6-5 here at the botched board this afternoon. after the vote there was an uproar at city hall. >> expression of nudity is beautiful. the body is beautiful! >> nudist began to strip and shouting in protest, sheriff's deputies had to cover them in blanketed and removed them from the chambers. several were screaming for the removal of supervisor scott weiner to sponsored the legislation. it will ban public nudity citywide with the exception of some celebrations like the folsom street fair. supervisor weiner says the legislation was needed because his constituents have been complaining about a group of men walking around the castro buck naked. i met with one of those minute this afternoon. rusty mills, nudist, says walking around without clothes is his right.
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he says it would change the fabric of san francisco to force people to wear fabric. >> it's part of an overall -- well, i call it prudeification. >> reporter: the castro despite its reputation for anything goes has attracted families in recent years and as such the board of supervisors has decided that having men walk around unclothed is unseemly. like right there, there's a buggy going by with a baby in it. >> well, children, it's known for a fact, children are not harmed by the sight of a human body. the real harm comes from bringing up children to be ashamed of the human body or feel disgust at it. >> reporter: a fully clothed supervisor scott weiner says freedom has limits and people should cover their privates. >> taking your pants off at castro market and displaying your genitals to everyone that's not free expression. >> reporter: it's fair to say there are people with strong feelings on both sides of the issue. >> there is a federal lawsuit
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filed by the nudists so even if it takes effect it wouldn't be until february. >> all i can say is it's cold outside. i would think you would want to have clothes on. i don't know. >> reporter: cold and wet today. he wasn't sitting out at those tables today. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he met us at the castro and wanted to display his thoughts on the matter. >> thank you, joe vazquez. that's bad timing at the dinner hour. as the holiday travel rush heats up the rain is coming down. chief meteorologist paul deanno tracking the storm for us. >> we'll talk more about the commute than we'll talk about "that." we have a lot of rainfall out there on the peninsula. high-def doppler radar. first time lapse mode shows you all the moisture piling in from the pacific. now a little tighter and show you the live radar the actual sweep and where the radar and the rain is as of this second. it's a soggy drive on 101 from santa rosa to novato.
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north all the way up to cloverdale and healdsburg and we're also wet in napa county. we're wet in san francisco and right across the golden gate bridge sausalito and tiburon now enjoying some rainfall, as well. take a look at the rainfall disparity. our computer predicts 10 times as much rainfall in san rafael than compared to san jose. so farther north the more rain you will receive. wait until you see how much sunshine i have in the forecast. that's coming up in about 10 minutes. in the headlines, the pilot of a small plane walked away from from this crash around the san rafael airport. the pilot was the only one aboard. no word on the cause. thieves took 27 computers from a bayview elementary school. the staff at george washington carver elementary school saw the desktop computers were missing this morning when they got to work. the computers were not insured. so the school is looking for
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donations so they can buy replacements. nurses are on strike at ten bay area hospitals. the key issues include staffing levels and whether nurses can have paid sick leave. the walkout is planned for two days at 8 sutter hospitals and for today only at two hospitals in san jose run by another company. replacement nurses have been brought in to make up the difference. the port of oakland could be re-opening in an hour or so. that's if both sides of the labor dispute can come to terms in a meeting brokered by oakland's mayor. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us the strikers say they achieved their goal of disrupting port operations. [ chanting ] >> reporter: two picket lines in oakland, one at the port, the other at oakland international airport. more than 200 workers with the local service employees international union are on a 24- hour strike upset that court executives want to cut their pages and benefits and can't come to an agreement with their union. >> we have been without a
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contract for over 16 months and we don't think that's right. >> reporter: picketers setout to shut down the port to make a statement to those executives. >> they haven't been honest, not negotiating in good faith. >> reporter: by the late morning no longshore workers or truckers had been able to go in or out. picketers covered all harbor gates. on a typical day the port loads 10,000 trucks. isaac says the maritime area alone generates $8 million economic activity per day. >> any disruption to that is a negative impact to the whole region. >> reporter: the port is facing serious financial challenges. they want to continue the conversation with the union -- >> we have to address financial sustainability across the board. we have $1.3 billion in debt, $508 million in unfunded pension and capital budget needs, and that's nearly $2 billion in outstanding liabilities. >> reporter: striking employees, however, don't buy it especially after learning some port executives are under
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investigation for alleged improper spending. workers hope this strike brings the port executives back to the bargaining table with their unions. they say if that doesn't happen, they will be back out here streaking again until it does. in oakland, elissa harrington, cbs 5. the loved ones murdered and today, more pain for the victims' families. the cruel words from a convicted killer right before he learned his sentence. >> from jaywalking to drinking in public, the real reason a bay area city is cracking down on minor crimes. >> crews say they can smell the finish line, the last major milestone for the new bay bridge. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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eastbound 80 in hercules, following a fatal crash. two cars collided near the willw avenue offramp just after to trafficks is moving on eastbound 80 in hercules following a fatal crash. two cars crashed at 2:00 this afternoon at the willow off- ramp. one woman was ejected and
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killed. traffic was down to one lane for two hours while investigators worked the scene. at one point, the line of cars stretched back to the bay bridge. the pastor of a catholic church in san jose has resigned. now this comes after he stood up for a registered sex offender who volunteered tow school. mark gurries produced a letter from the san jose diocese saying that he was allowed to be there. the priest defended him at the event. but the letter was not written nor was it signed by proper church officials. the manwho shot two people in cold blood at the richmond bridge toll plaza laughed as he was sentenced to death but nathan burris didn't stop there. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on his cruel final words to the victims' families. ann. >> reporter: dana, nathan burris basically turned this murder trial into a one-man
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show and just about everything he said offended the people in the courtroom most especially the jurors and the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. and i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> reporter: moments after jurors decided he should die for murder, joy outside the courtroom. >> we're so happy. >> reporter: this from people who didn't always support the death penalty. were you against the death penalty before this? >> i was. but now anybody that takes a life like that, they need to die. >> reporter: but to understand their change of heart, you have to understand their journey. three years ago, nathan burris murdered his ex-girlfriend, deborah ross and her friend ersie everette at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. he has been acting as his own attorney and frequently mocked the victims' families in court. today was no exception. burris became agitated and turned to everette's family and yelled i blew your brother's brains out, there's nothing you can do about it. ha ha.
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>> we just belong that out. we hear words. i'm not giving him that satisfaction. we had enough satisfaction by laughing at him. that bothered him more because he can't stand to be laughed at. he's a real small person. >> reporter: that's what jurors decided, as well. >> we were weighing the lives of two priceless people deborah ross and ersie everette versus the life of a guy who had proven to us through his testimony and actions in the courtroom to be worthless. >> reporter: the prosecutor says he has never seen someone so hateful. >> someday, at some point the smile will be wiped off that man's face and he is going to know why he is heading down that hallway to that little green room. >> reporter: whether or not the death penalty is ever carried out is another question. but the one appeal burris ironically gave up is to claim he had a fool for an attorney. the focus is on the killer's day in court and his rantings. today the focus switched to remembering his victims. the families only want to see burris one more time. >> hopefully that day comes and i'll be able to see him put to death. >> reporter: burris will be back in court next month for the judge's formal sentence.
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>> all right, ann notarangelo, thank you. hewlett-packard's latest deal making blunder cost the company billions of dollars. the palo alto company bought software maker autonomy for $10 billion last year. hp now says autonomy essentially lied about its worth and that the deal contributed to a nearly $7 billion fourth quarter loss for hp. autonomy denies the charges but hewlett-packard shares fell more than 11% today. plenty of wet roads out there today but not all due to the weather. water lines have been breaking all over the bay area. there were two in redwood city this morning and nearly a half dozen in san jose. the biggest of the five pipes that burst was a 12" line at story road and lyndale b two dozen customers lost service during the fix but there was no property damage. at a different story in
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redwood city. a broken pipe flooded a couple of homes near brewster and warren overnight. three hours later another line burst a few blocks away near allerton and standish. no significant damage there. the new section of the bay bridge has reached its last major milestone. it's supporting itself now. cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us how the new design is not only safer but also one of a kind. >> reporter: believe it or not, it's almost ready. the training wheels have been taken off and now the eastern span of the bay bridge the largest in the world stands on its own. >> all of the cables are tight. they are actually lifting 35,000 200 tons of steel. >> reporter: the weight of the bridge is now supported by a sungle one-mile-long cable. >> this is doing all the heavy lifting now. it's made up of 18,000 five
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millimeter diameter wires from the en of the bridge all the around to the other side. >> reporter: unlike the western span and the golden gate bridge this isn't anchored to land. it anchors into itself and its decks. >> this bridge holds itself up, the cable connects into the deck. >> reporter: the new bridge will create jobs for the dismantling of the old one. and the "s" curve is gone. >> the current bridge in a major earthquake is not safe. >> reporter: not only will it be safer but the view will be better whichever way you're headed. >> and when you're in the lower deck you don't have much of a view at all. on the new bridge, it will be side by side decks all the way from the oakland shore through the self-anchored suspension bridge. >> reporter: this is the last major milestone and the bridge is actually supporting itself and functioning as a suspension bridge. it should be open labor day 2013. reporting from the bay bridge, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. time for weather. i don't know about you, i'm
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going to miss those rumble strips. got used to them. weather-wise not that warm today ahead of the front that's giving us rainfall right now. richmond 65. downtown san francisco, the u.s. mint we hit 63. kentfield 59. hi-def doppler first off in time lapse mode showing you the rain slowly and i mean very slowly working its way to the south. it is just now making it to richmond, san francisco and tiburon. most of the heavy rainfall still north of the golden gate. that's you in santa rosa, healdsburg, just like over the weekend. yountville, napa, a decent dose of rainfall but haven't forgot about you in the south bay just not talking that much about you because you will see the least amount of rainfall and you're a good four or five hours away from seeing that rain in san jose, palo alto, los gatos, and also milpitas. you're just not seeing the rainfall just yet. you know who is seeing the rainfall, the pacific northwest over a two-day period some areas have received anywhere from four to six inches of rainfall. most of the jet stream energy is up there. we are just getting the tail
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end of the front. but it's enough with bad timing with the big commute and everybody heading to grandma's house today or tomorrow. we'll see rain until mid- morning tomorrow when the front will clear the bay area pushing off to the south and east. once the front is gone, high pressure builds in, sunshine from thursday through the middle of next week. we'll be mainly dry. so this rain we have outside likely the last rain we'll see for five to seven days. oakland tomorrow 65 degrees. you will get some sunshine in the afternoon. that's three degrees above average. concord high of 63. mountain view your high 65. san jose 65. santa rosa after a very soggy night will clear out significantly tomorrow and likely have a sunny afternoon. speaking of sunshine, turkey day thanksgiving, mid-60s, sunny, friday shopping, upper 60s and sunny. weekend looks great mainly sunny skies highs approaching 70 inland and we'll say dry until the middle of next week so get through the rain tonight
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no rain for the next week. >> thank you. cracking down on minor crimes. the real problem that prompted a bay area city to launch a quality of life initiative. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch,
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program to help children who witness violent crime. it provides u san francisco d.a. george gascon announced a new program to help children who witness violent crimes. it provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement for mental health counseling to california's victim compensation program. >> it's when children and youth access treatment services and supportive services they get better. and the earlier that we reach these children, the better it is. >> all services are free and confidential and they are available in several languages. a house cleaner is accused of stealing from bay area homeowners who hired her. palo alto police say martha
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quintero ramirez stole things including a wedding ring, cash and prescription drugs from at least two homes that she cleans. police say that anyone who hired the suspect should check to see if they are missing anything. from jaywalking to drinking in public, a city in the north bay is cracking down on minor crime. police there made dozens of misdemeanor arrests in the past month alone. cbs 5 reporter don ford on the real reason behind the quality of life initiative. >> reporter: san rafael's small town atmosphere is looking like big city streets these days. >> marin is a good place to be homeless. they take care of you. we eat here. we sit at the church. >> reporter: and residents like laura are taking notice. >> i'm told there's quite a few hundreds and hundreds of homeless people living in this area. >> reporter: the san rafael police have noticed also. >> there was definitely, you know, more people in town more people, you know, hanging
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around jaywalking and we had a lot of complaints of people urinating in public. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: so police started operation quality of life a month-long $10,000 crackdown on minor infractions like drinking, jaywalking and sleeping in public. the local saint vincent depaul society which serves over 700 meals a day to the poor and homeless says the fix is only temporary. >> things get a little rough here, they will literally leave. they will leave town. they will go to the city or they will go to the east bay or, you know, they may go to l.a. and then they will eventually be coming back. >> reporter: business owners say the problem is out of control. >> a couple of times this guy he walked by with his dog and his dog had diarrhea, this homeless guy, you know, he went in front of my restaurant and in front of the buffalo wings... >> reporter: the city is looking at longer term solutions for the homeless. but with the weather turning cold and wet, the options are
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limited. >> where are you sleeping tonight? >> i sleep outside. i have a tent. >> reporter: in san rafael, don ford, cbs 5. coming up in our next half hour, hillary clinton's trip to the middle east. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. >> how world leaders are ramping up efforts to forge a cease-fire between israel and hamas. >> plus, the political implications of our state's supermajority. how that could turn the tied on the issue of gay marriage. >> economic downturns always have an upturn at some point. >> the risky move by some bay area companies to prepare for that comeback. ♪
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despite talk of a ceasefire, israel intensified its attas on gaza. the escalating violence in gaza and israel. despite talk of a cease-fire, israel intensified attacks on gaza. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington with the latest. danielle. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said president obama sent her to the mideast with a very clear message: calm must be restored to the region. reporter: a shaken woman walked away from her building outside tel aviv after hamas rocket attack.
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in southern israel, a rocket fired from gaza killed an 18- year-old soldier. it's the fourth death in israel and the first military casualty after nearly a week of violence. at least 130 people have been killed in gaza, half of them civilians. the international community is stepping up efforts to stop the fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton headed to the region for meetings beginning with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to deescalate this situation in gaza. >> if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. >> reporter: on his flight back from asia, president obama called egyptian president mohamed morsi for the third time in 24 hours. morsi is leading the cease-fire efforts.
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secretary clinton sits down with him wednesday. tuesday jerusalem residents took cover when air raid sirens sounded. israeli officials say a hamas rocket missed the city. in gaza residents are picking through what's left of the islamic national bank. israel destroyed the building with a rocket strike. secretary of state hillary clinton met with israeli leaders for two hours today in jerusalem. they talked about ways to improve the lives of residents in gaza and ways to protect israel's security. live at the white house, danielle nottingham, dana, back to you. >> thank you. well, the fbi is releasing some new information about a plot by four men in southern california to join al qaeda and kill americans. agents raided their homes last week before they could fly to
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afghanistan to join with the terrorist group. the alleged ringleader was honorably discharged from the us air force 11 years ago. >> they saw this as jihad as their way to push out the aggressors. >> i personally don't think that these young men could have gone to afghanistan and found c4 very sophisticated form of explosive and gone and in their words killed a number of american soldiers, blown up a big army base in afghanistan. >> there will be a preliminary hearing for some of those suspects in two weeks. the elections earlier this month gave state democrats control over both the state assembly and senate. it's a political advantage not seen since world war ii. now california's republican leadership could be stuck on the sidelines. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee explains. >> reporter: dana, the last supermajority was held by the republicans and that was back in 1933. but clearly, times have changed and our political experts are saying their low numbers make
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them inconsequential. the senate president pointed out that each republican senator still represents about a million californians so putting pr aside, though, the reality is this supermajority is really a gift for the senate president. >> power remains when it's used wisely. and we don't want to overplay our hand. but on the other hand, we don't want to miss the opportunity. >> reporter: the senate president admits the supermajority is also a rare chance for california democrats to be more efficient and effective. political expert ethan rarick says technically the supermajority gives them political clout. >> you need two-thirds to do certain special things. under california law you need a two-thirds majority to raise taxes 2/3 majority to refer things to the ballot you need a two-thirds majority to override a governor's veto. >> reporter: one issue that could benefit gay marriage.
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if the supreme court doesn't take up the case the legislature could use its two- thirds vote to put the issue back in front of voters as a ballot initiative. >> but it would take two-thirds just to put it on the ballot. i could imagine democrats thinking about that because on that issue i think democrats think that they are riding a wave. >> reporter: remember all the 11 propositions that you just voted on? the entire process could be changed with a soup majority. the senate president believed it needs to be reformed. >> i think, for example, there is nothing wrong with people with wealth getting involved in the political process, but before you qualify an initiative, you ought to have a responsibility to get, say, 1,000 contributions of $100 or more in order to even qualify in the first place. >> reporter: the question now: will the california democrats go too far to the political left or spend with abandon? rarick says with the governor
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like jerry brown who is proudly a spendthrift and left a $7 billion surplus when he last left sacramento overspending is not likely. >> the governor has never been a tax-and-spend liberal so i think he will hold that in check too. >> reporter: and really this is a benefit for democrats overall because their numbers are strong enough to benefit all of their bills even the ones that just need a simple majority to pass and they are going to hold on to that supermajority for about two years. >> grace lee, thank you. the unemployment rate is falling in california. and 36 other states, as well. according to the labor department, california's jobless rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 10.1%. unemployment is now below 7% in 23 other states. the rates rose in 7 states last month, 6 were unchanged. with the economy inching closer to the "fiscal cliff,"
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it might seem like a bad time for business to bet the farm. but that is exactly what some bay area businesses are doing. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us they are hoping today's risk will be tomorrow's reward. >> reporter: the company is called jive. these days business is anything but. >> we hired over 100 people throughout the course of 2012. we have opened a new office in san francisco. >> reporter: tony zingale runs the company a social software for the workplace and it's booming not falling off a "fiscal cliff" not concerned with dark clouds over europe. it sees itself on the leading edge of recovery. >> economic downturns always have an up turn at some point and the great companies are the ones that are prepared for that. >> certainly good times in san francisco or they are coming back strong. >> reporter: at the chamber of commerce they point to a lowering unemployment rate and more jobs led by tech, healthcare and tourism. where will they all sleep in
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where are they going to recline? on their power recliner? >> we're cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: that they will be buying such things at bassett furniture. bay area general manager john candell is overseeing expansion another store for the chain about to open in san jose. it's a big gamble others may not be willing to take. >> we see the housing starts and the refreshment of i guess remodels and items like that, it's turning around. >> consumer sentiment is very strong right now. small businesses seem to be quite optimistic. >> reporter: economist at santa clara university says sitting back can cost you but, of course, so can expanding. >> if you bet wrong and demand is strong, you competitors will have the capacity to satisfy their consumers probably at lower costs. on the other hand, if we go into another recession and you have expanded your capacity you'll be saddled with all that debt. >> reporter: things that keep small business owners up late
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at night. even on a new bed. mike sugerman, cbs 5. do you know what kind of smoke alarms are in your house? why there's a good chance you have one that firefighters want to ban. >> they are on santa's naughty list this year. the potentially dangerous toys you can find on store shelves. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of a second sex allegation. kevin clash is leaving sesae street after 28 years. todaa 24 year old man filed a lawt lly abused the puppetter to advising em mow is leaving sesame street after 28 years. a 24-year-old man filed a lawsuit saying clash abused him when he was 15. another man accused clash of having sex with him when he was a teenager but recanted it a day later in fact. the voice of elmo, kevin clash has denied the claim. consumer groups are warning parents about toys to avoid
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this holiday season, some too loud or choking hazards. cate caugiran shows us the potentially dangerous products. >> reporter: the scary thing about these toys is that they can be found anywhere, whether it's a big box store or a dollar store. so experts are warning parents before they cash in on those holiday deals, to make sure they do their homework first. we got a look at some of the toys that made the bad list for the california public interest research group, or calpirg. it was part of the 27th annual trouble in toyland report. the group selected about 200 toys and found dangerous if not deadly aspects in half of them. doctors are now calling on parents to pay careful attention before selecting those holiday gifts. calpirg categorized the dangers into four different areas. choking, toxic noise and magnetic hazards. they displayed different toys as examples of each and the organization called for stricter regulations on the toy
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industry so these toys never see ou shelves. they recalled 150 toys as a result of the calpirg reports and will continue to do so as new toys hit the market. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> we have a list of the toxic toys on our website, not all smoke alarms offer the same protection. why yours may not save your life. >> good evening to you, meteorologist paul deanno. here's your dilemma. you don't want to drive in the rainfall but you have to get somewhere tomorrow. as we look at hi-def doppler and that rain moving in, find out when the rain moves out so you don't have to drive in the rain. >> jim harbaugh skips his media meeting. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll tell you why the coach couldn't weigh in on the quarterback controversy and cal makes its decision on tedford coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a bay area fire station is better prepared for disaste. today firefighters at the sh san francisco fire station hosted a ded bay area fire station is better prepared for disaster. today firefighters at the south
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san francisco fire station hosted a dedication ceremony. the station just completed a $2 million seismic upgrade. the refurbished station is more comfortable for firefighters. >> it's very important. we're basically at a point where we needed either to upgrade it or to move out. >> the station isn't back in service yet. but it will be soon. january 1st at the latest. federal funds paid for the upgrade. okay. do you know what kind of smoke alarm you have? odds are you have one that firefighters want banned. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us why. [ wrong tape ] >> the 49ers were on fire. >> that's a good way to put it. ba da bump. >> reporter: did you happen to check what kind of fire aharm
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it was in? [ siren ] >> reporter: the international association of firefighters says if you're one of the 95% with an ionization alarm you may want to change that too. >> the ionization alarm should be banned taken off the market immediately. it gives an individual false sense of security thinking they are being protected when they're not. >> reporter: retired albany fire chief mark mcginn says there are two types of alarm, the photo electric identified by this p responds quickly to the deadliest smoldering fires and is more likely to save lives. the ionization common in most homes because it's cheap responds to hot flaming fires and in many cases that's too late. mcginn explains the ionization are prone to false alarmed and as a result 85% are disabled and even those that work may not work until it's too late. >> on top of this lid i have put a brand-new ionization smoke alarm. >> reporter: this home
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inspector set up a 50-gallon fish tank to simulate a smoldering fire those most often fatal with a carbon monoxide detector putting both alarms to the test. first the photo electric. we start the clock as soon as we register carbon monoxide from the smoke. at about a minute later. >> we are about 74 parts per million on carbon monoxide a minute after. >> reporter: long before we hit dangerous levels, the photo electric alarm sounds. but the same test with the ionization alarm returns very different results. >> just triggered at 15 minutes and 44 seconds. and the co2 levels are about 211 parts per million. >> reporter: it took 15 minutes longer for the ionization alarm to sound in our small scale simulation in full scale tests conducted by texas a & m they took 30 to the 0 minutes longer and -- 90 minutes longer and failed as much as 55% of the time. he petitioned the city of albany to become the first in
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california to require photo electric alarms. several other towns have similar ordinances but advocates are calling for statewide legislation similar to vermont, iowa and massachusetts which already require photo electric. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: in the meantime mcginn says make sure your fire alarm comes stamped with a p. if it doesn't -- >> when you change your clock, change your batteries also change your smoke alarms to photo electric only. >> reporter: the cpsc and cal fire still recommend both times of alarms or dual alarms but the international association of firefighters argues dual alarms can be dangerous because the ionization technology in them may still have false alarms. julie watts, cbs 5. >> you want the photovoltaic smoke detector more than ever when you see our report tonight. house fires are burning faster and hotter than ever before. you can watch how fast tonight at 11. way too much water up in the pacific northwest. anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of
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rainfall over the past couple of days has made travel treacherous during the busy holiday season. throw in 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds and that picture there amazingly nobody injured as a tree fell right on a car. numerous trees down. wind damage and flooding damage in the pacific northwest. that is the same front that is impacting us here being picked up on hi-def doppler. but notice here on the last couple images you're seeing less of the yellow and more just green. the front is getting farther away from the energy of the jet stream, we're just going to kind of get the southern fringe of this. it will be wet but no flooding or damage around here. rainfall right now is in marin, solano, santa rosa, petaluma, san rafael. now seeing showers around sfo, downtown san francisco right along the golden gate. over toward oakland, berkeley and richmond now getting wet and it's all pushing south. take a look at the rainfall totals because futurecast just updated. look at that bull's eye over
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top of napa and san rafael. by this time tomorrow another .75 to 1.75" of rain. the cold front can be really big and this one is and it's going to stretch down to los angeles by tomorrow and caught right in there will be the bay area with this rainfall out there now until lunchtime tomorrow. if you had to get out and don't want to drive in the rain wait to drive until after lunchtime tomorrow. that's when the front will push south. once that front is gone it's all about high pressure for about five to seven straight days. we are going to have beautiful weather for thanksgiving all the way through the big shopping weekend and if you are spending time with family you will have sunshine. so it will be sloppy early tomorrow. rain is out of here by lunchtime, clearing from north to south. it will be sunny for thanksgiving, black friday, saturday, sunday, much of next week is even looking mainly dry. this may be the last rain we see for the month of november. highs tomorrow san francisco
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63. livermore 65. san jose 65 degrees. one degree below average. sunnyvale 66. morning rainfall for los altos with a high of 6 6. rain closer out. nap 64. santa rosa 65. napa 64. sausalito 63. travel forecast tomorrow chico- redding upper 50s morning showers. yosemite looks wet but fresno and sacramento dry in the afternoon. speaking of dry, from thursday through the weekend dry and mild highs around 70. and we'll stay dry all the way until tuesday of next week. looking gorgeous. sports is next.
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eight times with the bears. it was an emotional decision for sandy barber. >> jeff tedford is a good man who has brought great success and celebration to this university. who deserves to occupy a place of honor in the cal family. his legacy is unquestioned. >> reporter: tedford was facing an unuphill battle losing top assistant coaches to better paying jobs in the pac-12. in fact, i was told tedford dug into his own pocket to pay for some of his assistants. >> we have taken a look at where we are in the marketplace of entire pool of assistant coaches, you know, we're pretty good. we're not at the top. but we're' certainly not anywhere near the bottom either. >> reporter: tedford developed super bowl champion aaron rodgers which laid groundwork for the $300 million stadium project that finally came to fruition this season. >> it's a matter did i believe
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that we could turn around some of these worrisome trends competitively, academically? >> reporter: his graduation rate was at the bottom of the conference, less than half his players received diplomas but they gave him an emotional sendoff today. >> everybody on the team gave him a hug after and a standing ovation as he deserves as he exited as he left. >> reporter: nfl source tells cbs 5 that cal has been targeting hue jackson the former raiders coach searching for assistants. jackson is currently an assistant himself for the cincinnati bengals. jim harbaugh's media conference call was canceled just minutes before it was scheduled to begin today. the coach went in for a follow- up evaluation of the electrical cardioversion that he underwent
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last thursday for an irregular heartbeat. colin kaepernick exceeded nearly everyone's expectations last night in shellac the bears. kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns against one of the league's best defenses. after the game, harbaugh hinted that the starting job between kaepernick and alex smith was up for grabs going into the next week's game in new orleans. >> is colin your starting quarterback going forward. we'll see. you know, usually tend to go with the guy with the hot hand. and we have two quarterbacks that have got a hot hand. >> i don't think one game can be called a hot hand. i mean, i wanted to come out and show what i was capable of show i could be a starter and that's what i have been trying to prove since i have been in the league. >> colin is the man. the ball that he threw me, uhm, it was just a -- it's one of those because that you see tom brady throw, second window, you know, right on the money
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like surprise. i didn't expect the ball to come. >> that's high praise. aaron curry cut today after failing to live up to expectations. he was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft by seattle traded to the raiders who gave up 5 and 7 round pick to get him and man do the raiders need the draft selections now. too bad for jeff tedford responsible for building the stadium at cal. wish he would have gotten another year. that's the way it is in the coaching business. i wish hue jackson would have stayed with the raiders. captions by: caption colorado ,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep.
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